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Help from home....

Sunday, December 15, 2013      4 comments

Last week a few changes occurred. The morning drink consists of 8 oz. of water, one helping of fruit, a teaspoon of dehydrated probiotic green stuff, and a cup of kale. Morning snack is a hardboiled egg. Lunch is 1 piece of grain bread with on... Read more

Day One (again)

Sunday, December 08, 2013      3 comments

The scale reads 312 pounds. Thatís 40 pounds more than last March (2013) and my waist is 59 inches. When it comes to eating food and exercising there is only failure. Coffee with two sugars and a little milk launched a healthier better li... Read more

Hello Ö.My name is Richard and I am a Food Addict

Friday, December 06, 2013      8 comments

My companions are a bloated stomach, joint and muscle pain. I sit with my legs apart to provide room for my belly, in order to tie my shoes. This morning I attempted to tied my shoes on a stool and almost fell forward right on to our hot firepl... Read more

Assessment at the Gym.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      5 comments

I met with Fitness 19 in Victorville Ca trainer (Jon/John) and he took metric measurements let me know that my BMI was 41%+ . I let him know that I was walking and that my goal was to drop 100 lb. and get to a healthier build which would allow ... Read more

Gym Membership

Monday, May 13, 2013      5 comments

I joined Fitness 19 this weekend. I signed up and added the classes only $5.00 more per month. I figured that $14.99 per month was cheaper than buying gym equipment that sits in an empty room. I paid $59 for 4 training sessions with an initial... Read more

WoW Nellie... got back on the horse .....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      4 comments

I walked 30 minutes today or 1.68 miles. Exercise makes me feel good and decisive. I felt the sun warming my arms and breeze on my cheeks. I ate a healthy breakfast and a lunch full of fruits, vegetables, and health fat. I drank 9 cups of water ... Read more

Very busy...

Friday, March 29, 2013      5 comments

I have family visiting. Kat from UC Santa Cruz, Mariposa8, Mandy from Paris, France, and Elisabeth from Malibu. With two grandsons it has been busy. I am not tracking but I am watching what I eat. Margaret, my better half, is about to put ... Read more

This was the first week of slips and decision making.

Thursday, March 21, 2013      7 comments

I ended a three day weekend without walking. I slept late and kept silent for three days. Last week I walked 5 days or an hour per day. My knee bothered me wih a pain level of 1/3 while walking and a dull ache at night. I thought a little rest ... Read more

No amount of accolades or cheering by others will burn one calorie. This is my journey not theirs.

Sunday, March 10, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday I recorded another pound lost. That's 29 pounds. I've increased my aerobic walking time from 30 to 50 minutes. I walk during lunch and after work. During lunch I walk 2+ miles and walk one mile after school. Margaret and I walked 1.9 m... Read more

Visit with My Dietitian

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      5 comments

Wonderful news I've lost 10 pounds from her last measurement. That's 28 pounds. Across the board I dropped my Cholesterol 20%. My HDL is still very high and it puts me at an intermediate risk when added to my age. I have taken myself out o... Read more

My mind is messing with me....

Friday, February 22, 2013      6 comments

I am in a funk this week. I had monday off and wednesday was a snow day from school. I got pissed off at a co-worker for assigning me work. I let her and my principal know that the line has been reached. Now back off unless this is ... Read more

I absolutely love this story........

Monday, February 18, 2013      4 comments

"An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didnít already know. I st... Read more

Everybody has one... and I thought that I had an excuse Part 1

Saturday, February 16, 2013      8 comments

I make excuses. I do not want to be seen as I am. I do very little exercise but I am willing to do physical labor where I can see what I accomplish. I enjoyed gardening and construction projects. I feel the burn and sense of accomplishment that ... Read more

I Earn My Body

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      4 comments

When you feel yourself fading during a run, it's essential to quiet any internal negative talk. Many exercisers find that clearing the mind using a motivating word or phrase can help reconnect them to their workout. Each one of these motivationa... Read more

I am hoping that the better man wins out

Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

I'd be a wealthy man if I could trade fat for gold, but I would be better off if I can trade that fat for health. I am Richard and Live in Victorville. I am glad to meet you.. I have 145+ pounds to loose and I've lost 24.5 lb. since Dec 2... Read more


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